Harrisons Bird Food Recovery Formula
A Complete Nutritional Support Formula for Sick or Injured Birds,
Also used as a handfeeding diet for growth from hatching to fledging of small insectivorous birds with an apparent inability to digest cornstarch. Species include bushtits, wrentits, vireos, wrens & smaller flycatchers and warblers.
- For birds needing an easily assimilated source of nutrients.
- For medical and surgical patients that are recovering from pansystemic failure.
- For nutritional support of a bird during the transition phase of a diet change.
- For birds in which anorexia has slowed gastrointestinal emptying time.
Harrison’s Bird Foods
For many bird foods, the origins of the ingredients are unknown, pesticides are used in their cultivation and aromas, colourings and flavourings are added. This is not the case for Harrison’s Bird Foods. Harrison’s organic bird food has been developed by nutrionists and avian veterinarian Greg Harrison. Harrison’s Bird Foods are:
Free from pesticides
Free from mould and fungal toxins
Free from artificial colourings and flavourings
Free from preservatives
Harrison’s Bird Foods are recommended for the treatment and prevention of various diseases and conditions in birds as a result of eating the wrong food. Birds cannot be selective when given Harrison’s Bird Food. With every bite, your bird will receive the best possible nutrition.
Harrison’s Recovery Formula
Harrison’s Recovery Formula is an easily digestible food for sick and weakened birds, including songbirds and parrots. It can also be used as a hand-rearing food for small insectivores with problems digesting starch, and suitable as nutritional support for birds that refuse to eat, and as part of the treatment for recovering birds switched from a seed diet to a complete food. For diseased birds and birds recovering after surgery, the diet may be administered through a tube.
Please note: Tube feeding should only be administered by caregivers with the necessary level of experience.
Indications for use of the Harrison’s hand-feeding formulas in adult animals – successfully used in varying levels of weight loss, dehydration and nutritional depletion in birds and other animal species.
STEP 1 – Recovery Formula:
For tube-feeding of emaciated and/or dehydrated animals with a moderate to excessive loss of body weight. The consistency of the freshly prepared formula (warmed to animal’s body temperature) depends on the degree of dehydration and the general condition of the animal. The formula mixture should be more fluid to nearly watery in significantly dehydrated animals and for the first feedings. At this consistency the formula easily passes through the GI tract and as the hydration of the skin normalises the mixture should be gradually increased to yogurt consistency. Fauna Flora may be added to Recovery formula to stimulate the digestion in the GI tract.
Upon improvement of body weight (to just under animal’s normal weight) switch to Harrison’s Juvenile formula
STEP 2- Neonate formula:
For tube-feeding of emaciated and/or dehydrated animals with a light loss of body weight. The consistency of the freshly prepared formula (warmed to animal’s body temperature) depends on the degree of dehydration and the general condition of the animal. The formula mixture should be more fluid to nearly watery in significantly dehydrated animals and for the first feedings. At this consistency the formula easily passes through the GI tract and as the hydration of the skin normalizes the mixture should be gradually increased to yogurt consistency. Neonate formula can be mixed with Harrison’s Fauna Flora to stimulate the digestion in the GI tract.
STEP 3 – Juvenile formula:
For tube-feeding of animals with normal body weight for the purpose of oral medicine or x-ray contract medium gavage. Juvenile formula contains psyllium which is hygroscopic and contains 10% crude fiber. Both may be Beneficial in cases of Removing foreign bodies from the GI tracts by gavage over several days. Juvenile formula should be preferably used for hand-feeding sick animals with reduced body weight from species requiring higher fiber content in their food (Recovery and Neonate do not contain psyllium and are easily digestible in most animal species).
STEP 4 (For pet birds):
As bird stabilizes and returns to normal health this is the ideal situation for conversion to appropriately selected Harrison’s Formulated foods.
A transition from prepared Harrison’s Juvenile Had-Feeding Formula to formed Harrison’s Bird Foods (Coarse, Fine, Super Fine, etc.)